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Buffer application – A Smart Way to Manage Social Media

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Buffer application – A Smart Way to Manage Social Media

Do you have a business that you want to promote on different social media platforms? Well, social media is one of the best ways to build a brand out of your business. It has the potential to give you leads that will be your permanent customers. But it is hard for you to handle all social media platforms because you are busy building your business and you are not quite yet there to hire people to handle them for you. So what can you do?

There is an application that can help you to manage all of your social media pages from a single platform. We are talking about Buffer application. It is a software application designed for web as well as mobile to manage different accounts of social networks by allowing the user to schedule posts for Instagram feed, Instagram stories, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Pinterest and many other. It also helps to analyze and engage with the audience.

This buffer application is developed by Joel Gascoigne and Leo Widrich. Joel is the current CEO of Buffer and they are working as a remote company. They have a team of over 70 people in around 50 cities of the world and almost 5 million people are registered on this platform. They are generating almost 17 million of revenue annually.

How to add posts to your buffer?

So the big question is how to schedule a post in buffer? Let’s assume that you want to schedule for Twitter. Buffer application allows many options by which you can schedule tweets to your account. One way to do this is by opening the official website of buffer and add tweet into it or, you can also install their browser extension or use their IOS or Android application.

While using a browser extension, you can easily add tweets to your buffer account like if you are reading something related to your industry so all you have to do is to click on the buffer application icon and it will bring a pop-up, where you can edit the tweet.

It will automatically catch Meta title and permanent link but remember, you can always edit it. If you have multiple Twitter accounts then you can also select the account you want to tweet in.

Buffer Application Features:

  • Allows adding multiple Facebook pages
  • Allows adding multiple Twitter accounts
  • Allows Instagram direct posting
  • Support Linkedin
  • Has its browser extension for Chrome, Safari and Mozilla Firefox
  • Blogs of buffer application are also available
  • Easily integrated with many popular application

The idea of Buffer is to post without annoying and irritating your audience. Therefore, it is better to set correct time intervals. There are different time intervals for different social media platforms like if you are scheduling for Twitter then the ideal time between two tweets is 1-2 hours and if you are going for Facebook then you can post within 30 minutes. 

Multiple Profile Options:

Buffer application can easily add multiple Instagram profiles. It also supports other platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Linkedin and many more.

Team Members:

This is an important feature of buffer application. You can add a user to your account to handle your social media. This feature helps businesses who are running multiple social profiles of different platforms.

Pros

  1. Many start-ups are using buffer application for scheduling social media posts and they found it very useful and time-saving.
  2. Buffer is always improving for good. They always update their software and they always try to give more value to their user.
  3. It blends well with many software like Crate, Fire and Feedly. This makes it easy for users to share content to their followers. It has a very simple interface and the free plan supports 5 social media platforms.
  4. Its functionality makes it easy for its user to share amazing content and track the interaction that every post gets. You can see its best work if you share more than two posts per day.

Cons

  1. Post scheduling in Facebook groups and Linkedin Company Page is not available
  2. Re-posting is tough and somewhat frowned upon – even though re-posts are from past years.
  3. Posting a video is a little cumbersome.
  4. Ideally, there would be fewer limits to the free accounts but can respect their need to push users to the paid options. But still, free account is a great option to an extent.
  5. Hashtag recommendation will be a better and useful option for the users.

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